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Eagle Ridge Elementary

September 17, 2020


-Meet the Third Grade Team 2019-2020


 A Colorado native and University of Michigan graduate, Kaitlin Shock is in her fifth year of teaching at  Eagle Ridge. Before making the move to Eagle Ridge- Kaitlin taught at Coyote Creek Elementary, in Highlands Ranch, for 13 years. During this time she taught second grade for one year, third grade for 4 years, 5th grade for 4 years, and first grade for 4 years.  Kaitlin believes that “school should be fun and students should learn without realizing that is what they are doing!”  In her classroom you will find students choosing different learning opportunities which are aligned to state and district outcomes all the while creating student engagement and learning that is fun!  In the past, Kaitlin received the Elementary Educator of the Year award and the Pioneers in Education award. In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family and friends!


A Colorado native, Ali Ambrogio went to Cherry Creek High School and then completed both her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree at Colorado State University (GO RAMS!). This is Ali’s fifth year at Eagle Ridge and her sixth year teaching. Ali started her first year teaching in Kindergarten, spent two years teaching Second Grade, and then moved up to Third Grade. Ali’s favorite part of teaching is the connections that she establishes with her students. She “loves her students’ eagerness to learn which, in turn, brings her joy and energy.” In her free time, Ali loves to explore all that Colorado has to offer, hang out with her friends and family, and her two cats, Mister and Mama Bear.


Jill Sanger is another teacher that is a Colorado Native here at Eagle Ridge .  She has been teaching for fourteen years – first as a health teacher (for two years) and then as a classroom teacher for the past twelve years… all here at ERE.  Jill attended Metro State University and is currently working on getting her masters degree. In her spare time, Jill and her husband enjoy hiking, cheering on Colorado sports teams, playing with their new puppy (Luna), and spoiling their 2 nieces.


Margaret Feltham grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. She moved to Colorado after graduating from Skidmore College in upstate New York, where she majored in elementary education and psychology. Margaret has spent the last four years teaching fifth grade in Lakewood and is excited to be joining the third grade team at ERE! Her favorite part of teaching is “building relationships with students and watching them become confident in their learning.” Margaret enjoys the outdoors (especially lakes!), seeing live music, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats- Luna Lovegood and Reba.



Running Club!

It is time to sharpen the physical saw as Eagle Ridge Elementary is excited to announce our Virtual Running Club!

  • Who: Each  Eagle Ridge student  can participate  (e-Learners and Hybrid! We all are Eagle Ridge) 

  • When: Fridays before or after our virtual learning school day. Our challenge will begin on September 25. Remember you don’t have to run each Friday to participate.

  • Where: Any place you want to run...your neighborhood, a treadmill, a park, up and down the stairs, your family room!

  • How: Run/Walk with your parents, a dog, your sister, etc and log into a google form. 

  • How Far: Any distance works! The challenge is to get moving and each week try to get a little further. Smart phones, Fitbit, etc track steps. In addition, Eagle Ridge  has a limited number of pedometers for student check out. Here is a link for a step convertor to miles. 

  • Fun Facts: We will keep track of this data on the blue bulletin board outside of the gym. The class that wins gets medals to commemorate this exercise challenge! In addition, the ERE staff will also compete to see who wins! We will share our progress in our e-Thursday folder, as well. 

  • Other: students can buy a $10 tee-shirt with our Running Club logo! Please see Mrs. Landis with any questions!

  • Virtual Run Club Tracker

  • Please see theVirtual Run Club.docx  for even more information and to order your shirt!

A Note From our Specials Team

Hello ERE Community, 

It has been a great start to the new year. On Fridays your student is meeting with their teachers for a couple hours of live instruction. In addition to meeting their regular teacher, students also need to meet with their specials teacher (Art, STEAM, P.E.). Listed below are the times that your student should be logging on with their specials teacher that they are currently seeing. 

6th Grade 8:50 

5th Grade 9:35 

4th Grade 10:20 

3rd Grade 11:05 

2nd Grade 12:30 

1st Grade 12:00 

Kindergarten 1:05  

Digital Book Fair

There's a few days left to shop our Digital Book Fair, which ends Sept. 20th. Check out this video! This year, we'll be having a book fair entirely online through Follett to earn money to purchase more books, particularly ebooks and audiobooks for our ERE collection. Order online and your child's books will be delivered to Eagle Ridge. ERE receives 25-40% back for each book purchase. Thank you for supporting our library and literacy! You can visit and enter code ZWXL4 or go directly to our ERE fair 


Leader of the Month!

Big Congratulations to our Leaders of the Month for September. These leaders have focused on Habit #1. Please take a minute to scroll through our Leaders! Please see the following power point to view these amazing Eagle Ridge kids!

Proactive people choose their own way and take responsibility for the results.  You are being proactive when you:

  • Remain calm.

  • Take responsibility.

  • Think before acting.

  • Focus on solutions.

  • Take initiative to make things happen.

  • See alternatives, not roadblocks.

  • Focus on what you can influence.

Kid Language

You're in Charge:  I am a responsible person.  I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions.  I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

 Ways to practice Be Proactive:

  • Start sentences with “I choose to…” “I get to…” “I want to…” “I can…”

  • The next time you feel bored, do something nice for someone else.

  • Try doing something today that you’ve always been scared to do. Make a new friend or raise your hand in class.

  • If you do something wrong, say you’re sorry before someone asks you to apologize.




September 21 & 22:  Picture Day at ERE

September 23 & 24:  ERE Day of Reading Event (info will be provided by your teacher)

September 30:  Last day to submit donations for ERE Read-A-Thon

On September 8th, the PTA launched a fun and educational way to raise money for students of Eagle Ridge Elementary . . . The Eagle Ridge Elementary’s READ-A-THON!  This fundraiser replaces our annual fall fundraiser (the FUNd Run) as we are unable to hold that event due to COVID.  The purpose of the Read-A-Thon is to help our school with items such as supplies, technology, and new curriculum. This year may look different, but the need to support our school remains the same!  


Please help us reach our $30,000 goal by registering your child using our new online platform ( and collecting donations.  Please see the Read-a-thon Parent Kick Off Letter-2 (1).pdf for more information.  On Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24, students will participate in the ERE Day of Reading in their classrooms.  Teachers are busy planning fun, literacy-based activities for these days.  Please check with your child’s teacher to see what fun events they have planned for these two days.


E-learners are encouraged to participate in the fundraiser and are eligible to earn prizes.  Donations (online, cash or check) are due no later than September 3oth and prizes will be distributed before Fall Break.


We look forward to celebrating literacy while raising money for our amazing school!  


Chess Class

National Chess Master Todd Bardwick will be offering 5 different online Chess Classes after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. each day of the week from mid-September to early November. 

Tuesday will be for Beginner students (students who are younger or don't know how to play). 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be for Intermediate students. Different topics will be taught in the Intermediate students can sign up for more than one class and learn different chess topics.

The classes will be held on Zoom. Todd will teach the first half hour and the kids will play against each other the second half hour in his private room on All kids will also receive their choice of books, either Chess Workbook for Children or Chess Strategy Workbook. Over the summer, Todd has been running all his Chess Camps and Workshops on Zoom and and it has been working out great.

You can find more information at

Feel free to share this parents of friends of your kids who are interested in Chess. Sign up soon since space is limited and the classes may fill quickly.


More Mental Health Resources

Please see the following flyers for even more information about mental health resources. PFA 2020 Flyer Colorado Spirit (1).pdf  and AllHealth-Network-Colorado-Spirit-Coping-Tips (1) (1).pdf 

Picture Day:

Picture Day this year is on:

Monday, September 21st (Cohort A)

Tuesday, September 22nd (Cohort B)

Make-ups will be:

October 19 and October 20. We will just call new students or those who want re-takes down those days. 

Pictures will be taken in the gym. Big thanks to Nick for relocating those two days.

E-Learning students can come either September 21 or September 21 from 1:45-3:15. We are asking families to come to the gym door and an Eagle Ridge staff member will let them in one at a time. Make-ups for e-Learning students will be either October 19 from 12-2pm.

Please see the 300518 Eagle Ridge (1).pdf  for more information.